The members of the band met at the University College London (UCL) in September 1996. Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland were the first members of the band, having met one another during their orientation week. They spent the rest of the college year planning a band, with their efforts culminating in a band called Pectoralz. Later, Guy Berryman, a classmate of the two, joined the band without considering what musical direction it was taking. By 1997, Coldplay performed gigs for local Camden promoters at small clubs. By that time, the band had renamed themselves Starfish. Martin also had recruited his longtime school friend Phil Harvey, who was studying classics at Oxford, to be the band's manager. In January 1998, the band's lineup was complete when Will Champion joined the band to take up percussion duties. Champion had grown up playing piano, guitar, bass, and tin whistle; he quickly learned the drums, despite having no previous experience. Eventually Tim Rice-Oxley, a mutual friend, permitted the band to use the name "Coldplay", which he had used for his band but then thought the name was "too depressing". Rice-Oxley was also offered the position as Coldplay's keyboard player, but he refused since he was already committed to the band Keane. In 1998, the band released 500 copies of the Safety EP. Most of the discs were given to record companies and friends; only 50 copies remained for sale to the public. In December, Coldplay signed to the independent label Fierce Panda. Their first release was the three track Brothers and Sisters EP which they had quickly recorded over four days in February 1999. After completing their final examinations, Coldplay signed to Parlophone for a five-album contract in the spring of 1999. After making their first appearance at Glastonbury, the band went into studio to record a third EP titled The Blue Room. 5,000 copies were made available to the public in October, and the single "Bigger Stronger", which received airplay on Radio 1, was instrumental in establishing Coldplay. However, the recording sessions for The Blue Room were tumultuous. Martin kicked Champion out of the band but later pleaded with him to return, and because of his guilt, went on a drinking binge. Eventually, the band worked out their differences and put in place a new set of rules to keep the group intact. First, the band declared an all-for-one approach: Coldplay was a democracy, and profits were to be shared equally, taking a page from bands like U2 and R.E.M. Second, the band would fire anyone who used hard drugs.
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Členové kapely:

Chris Martin, Guy Berryman,
Jon Buckland, Will Champion



Související interpreti:

Aqualung, Doves, Gene, Geneva, Mansun, Jeff Buckley, Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, The Fray, The Trash Can Sinatras, Travis

Coldplay

Blue Room

Blue Room

Coldplay

1999

Parachutes

Parachutes

Coldplay

2000

Acoustic

Acoustic

Coldplay

2000

A Rush of Blood to the Head

A Rush of Blood
to the Head

Coldplay

2002

Maximum Coldplay

Maximum Coldplay

Coldplay

2002

Live 2003

Live 2003

Coldplay

2003

X&Y

X&Y

Coldplay

2005

7 Inch Collection

7 Inch Collection

Coldplay

2007

Gift Pack

Gift Pack

Coldplay

2007

Viva La Vida

Viva La Vida

Coldplay

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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